The Transition To The Steroid Era — World Champion Superstar Billy Graham
“The big cat,” Ernie Ladd; “Handsome” Harley Race! My two favorite wrestlers out of them all. I forgot about how exactly much as a youngster I tried to formulate an attitude like Ernie Ladd. I would ride around in this little skateboard, announcing to everyone, that I was the large cat! Thanks to YouTube, I stumbled on realize how great Harley Race was, though I did not like him as almost as much ast a kid being raised (I see him to what a man is meant to be; your man!). I see him to be a real tough guy who needed to get into wrestling just to prove how tough he was (isn’t that how it’s supposed to be about?). Today, I see the majority of the wrestlers wanting a six-pack, and afraid to express what’s really on his or her mind. It is so corporate, it’s pathetic! An example, is Harley Race, a classic-school wrestler from your territories, confronting the “new steroid style” of wrestler that started becoming mainstream from the 80’s. The wrestler he confronted inside video is Superstar Billy Graham. In the interview, Superstar Graham confronts Harley Race from from nowhere, while Race is giving a meeting. Superstar proceeds to begin flashing his huge steroid induced arms. I love it when Race says to him; “I don’t require that pumped up bologna, I’m a real man,” and stated it rather calmly. Superstar waived his hand and walked away in discuss without saying a thing.
That is what I’m discussing. Wrestlers from the late 60’s and 70’s were easily tougher men than the thing is coming away from the curtains today; big fireworks, and glitzy, neon-colored clothes. Harley Race had a vintage school tattoo; no coloring, just black ink — he was tough! Today’s wrestlers are loaded program colored tattoos and pumped up, steroid induced physiques. It is enough to need to make me puke! Ernie Ladd gave a job interview where he called Chief Jay Strongbow a drunk Indian, and that he called Manny Fernandez a “wetback.” He said yet beat the many black off “greezy” Bubba Douglas. Ernie been a great black athlete. He was 5-time all-pro with all the Chargers and Chiefs. Without a doubt, he was the best wrestler being raised. He would be a proven great athlete, and you may tell as part of his younger matches that they moved like a fantastic football player would. He ended track of bad knees if the 80’s rolled around.
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As I said, I don’t are most often alone with this thinking. If you gaze specifically at YouTube comments, for shows like CWF (Championship Wrestling From Florida), hosted by Gordon Solie, you will notice nothing but mostly admirable comments coming from all people, both new and experienced alike. But if you appear at wrestling, post 2005 approximately, you will note a lot of people that declare that wrestling today is pathetic. That was another point I desired to make; announcers like Gordon Solie used actual wrestling moves of their commentary: “high hip-toss”; “belly-to-belly suplex”; “catch as catch can wrestler”; “lockup – collar and elbow.” Those are just some from the phrases that lend credibility on the whole wrestling experience. I can remember vividly when I was younger, attending the Tuesday night taping with the old Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa. Those were times I will remember.